Useful links

Useful links.

This page is for useful links to other agencies, both statutory and voluntary.  Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working alongside many different organisations.  I have listed many of them here.  For ease of reference, I have grouped these organisations to the specific area they serve.

UK Wide

 

Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 Run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge

 

https://www.womensaid.org.uk 

Women’s Aid is a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.

 

https://www.refuge.org.uk/ 

Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything we do. No matter what your experience –  domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – we are here to support you.

 

https://respect.uk.net/ 

Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships.

 

https://www.freedomprogramme.co.uk/ 

The Freedom Programme. For women who want to learn more about the reality of domestic violence and abuse.

 

www.moretodogstrust.org.uk

Dog’s Trust Freedom Project is a dog fostering service for people who are fleeing domestic abuse in London and the Home Counties, Yorkshire and the North East of England and Mainland Scotland.

 

https://www.ncdv.org.uk/

The National Centre for Domestic Violence provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.

 

https://ikwro.org.uk/about-us/ourservices/advice-for-women-and-girls/

IKWRO helps Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are living in the UK.  We speak Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Turkish, and English.

 

https://www.galop.org.uk/

Welcome to Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity.  If you’ve experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse, we’re here for you. We also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

 

https://www.dogsonthestreets.org/

DOTS…  A volunteer run, not-for-profit charity dedicated to the welfare of dogs belonging to the UK’s homeless community.

 

https://www.signhealth.org.uk/our-projects/deafhope-projects/deafhope-service/

Deaf Hope – an organisation offering advice and support to deaf women experiencing Domestic Abuse.

 

https://www.dahalliance.org.uk/

A partnership between 3 leading agencies leading change for cohesive policies and strategies for tackling domestic violence and housing globally.

 

https://survivingeconomicabuse.org/

Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising awareness of and transforming responses to economic abuse.

 

https://revengepornhelpline.org.uk/other-support/

Revenge Porn Helpline – We believe you should never be alone with how you are feeling after being a victim of image based abuse and it wasn’t your fault.

 

https://www.lac.qmul.ac.uk/advice/revenge-porn-free-legal-advice/#

Legal advice for victims of revenge porn.

 

https://www.thenextchapter.org.uk/recovery-refuge

Recovery Refuge – For women who experience domestic abuse along with alcohol or drugs misuse as a coping mechanism.

 

https://www.restoredrelationships.org/about-us/

Restored is an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women.

 

https://www.thecyberhelpline.com/

The Cyber Helpline is a free, confidential helpline for individuals who have been a victim of cyber crime. We help individuals contain, recover and learn from cyber attacks by linking them with cyber security technology & experts who provide relevant advice and guidance.

 

https://weareadvocate.org.uk/

We exist because committed barristers across England and Wales care about access to justice for everyone

Advocate is the Bar’s national charity that makes it possible for barristers to balance a dedicated practice with making a significant contribution to the community.

We match members of the public who need free legal help with barristers who are willing to donate their time and expertise in deserving cases for those who are unable to obtain legal aid and cannot afford to pay.

 

 

London

 

https://www.al-hasaniya.org.uk/ 

Supporting Moroccan & Arabic Speaking Women.

 

https://advancecharity.org.uk/ 

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) service covering the London boroughs of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham.

 

 https://dvip.org/ 

For over 25 years, we’ve been helping to make women and children safer. With services across London, we work to stop domestic violence and to reduce the harm it causes to women, children and families.

 

https://www.standingtogether.org.uk/ 

Standing Together supports organisations, including the police, criminal justice partners, social services, healthcare workers and charities, to identify and respond effectively together to domestic violence.

 

https://womanstrust.org.uk/

Woman’s Trust is a charity that provides free counselling and therapy for female survivors of domestic violence, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and other forms of domestic abuse.

 

https://www.fsa.me.uk/

PAI (Partner Abuse Interventions) are an independent organization specializing in assessment and intervention where domestic violence is a child protection concern.

 

https://www.kmewo.com/

KMEWO (Kurdish Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation) promotes equality of opportunities and freedom for women from all kinds of violence & abuse.

 

https://ciac.co.uk/our-services/

At CIAC, we provide a wide range of support for people facing immigration issues, women and children (including victims of domestic violence), asylum seekers and refugees, homeless people, as well as those in need of benefits and welfare advice.

 

 https://asianwomencentre.org.uk/

Asian Women’s Resource Centre in providing vital, lifesaving, specialist domestic violence support services to women and children in London.

 

 https://www.onehousing.co.uk/inspired-westminster-personality-disorder-service

An 18 month peer-led support programme for Westminster residents living with personality related challenges. Our customers tell us they prefer to have support delivered in a variety of ways and we therefore offer a range of options, with one-to-one sessions, personal development groups and peer support sessions.

 

 

Berkshire

 

https://www.berkshirewomensaid.org.uk/

We provide confidential support, information, outreach services and refuge accommodation for women and their children who are affected by domestic abuse and violence.  We provide confidential support, information and outreach services to men who have experienced domestic abuse and violence.

 

Surrey

 

https://www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/

We offer sanctuary, support and empowerment to anyone affected by Domestic Abuse.  All our services are confidential and our staff and volunteers will listen to you and provide information, emotional and practical support for as long as you need us.

 

 

Solicitors specialising in Family Law/Domestic Abuse issues.

 

London

 

https://mossbeachleymullem.co.uk/

A high-street firm in the West End of London, Moss Beachley Mullem & Coleman has been serving the local community for over 40 years.

 

Surrey

 

https://www.constantineandsummers.co.uk/

Constantine and Summers LLP are solicitors specialising in all types of Family and Matrimonial Law as well as Residential Conveyancing, Wills and Probate, Powers of Attorney and Prenuptial Agreements.

 

Male victim/survivor services.

 

Every Man For Each Other

Peer support group for men who are or have experienced domestic abuse.  Held in the North Shields area.  For more information, contact Jonathan Larman on 07769883361 or on Facebook – Every Man For Each Other or email at jonathan.larman@hotmail.co.uk

Everymanforeachother

 

 

https://www.mensadviceline.org.uk/

Advice and support for men experiencing domestic abuse.

 

https://www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/help-for-men/i-am-being-abused/

Support for male abuse victims.

 

https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/more-us/why-choose-us/specialist-services/domestic-violence-services

Victim support service for male victims/survivors.

 

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/help-for-men-who-are-being-abused.htm

Recognising domestic violence against men and getting help.

 

https://mens-network.net/about/

Waterford Group Men’s Development Network – Ireland.

 

International Resources

 

https://www.ridgefieldrecovery.com/resources/domestic-violence-addiction/

The Recovery Village Ridgefield specialize in more than just treating substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Their primary mission is to change lives, one person at a time. Since they first opened in April 2016, they have led hundreds of men and women down the road to recovery, and they hope to lead hundreds more.

 

https://safeharborhouse.com/resources/ptsd-self-test/

Safe Harbor – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Screening Test.

 

https://www.talkingparents.com/how-it-works

Talking Parents online co-parenting tools make communication easy.  Our goal is to help co-parents avoid disputes. However, certain disputes are more easily resolved using an accurate and unalterable record of past conversations. Watch the video below to learn more about how our tools help co-parents.

 

https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/domestic-abuse/

Domestic violence is the intentional use of emotional, psychological, sexual or physical force by one family member or intimate partner to control another. Victims of domestic violence who struggle with addiction face significant barriers to receiving treatment, but programs that effectively address addiction and abuse-related trauma are available.